Monday, May 19, 2008

They All Ax for You

On Friday little lady and I followed two large yellow school buses as they drove 80 first graders to the local zoo for their annual spring field trip. Going to the zoo leads me to think of various zoo songs:

We're going to the zoo
Zoo Zoo
How about you
you you?

or that classic

Happy Birthday to You
You live in a zoo
You smell like a monkey
And you look like one too

Or this one. One of my favorite tunes from New Orleans. I have the Rockin' Dopsie version in my head.

They All Asked For You (although the proper New Orleans way to pronounce "Asked" is "Ax")

I went on up to the Audubon Zoo
And they all axed for you
They all axed for you
Well, they even inquired about you

I went on up to the Audubon Zoo
And they all asked for you
The monkeys axed
The tigers axed
And the elephant asked f'you, too

Sing that while you peruse the photos below. 'Cuz the gorilla axed for you.

[And once again I cannot for the life of me figure out how to insert a photobucket slideshow into an existing post. So please go to the next post.]

Any musical animals for you this week?


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, I used to sing this to C when he was in the bathtub as a baby! I love this song.

Flower Child said...

my favorite is At the Zoo by Simon and Garfunkel - listen to that one all the time.

"Organgutans are skeptical of changes in their cages, and the zookeeper is very fond of rum."

citizen jane said...

And it's been many moons, but I've been to the Audubon Zoo... and yes, those monkeys did ax about me. Loved it.

Meg said...

Some people might think my song artist of the week is an animal, but really he's only half animal.

I'm also a fan of the S&G song At the Zoo and the Raffi song Joshua Giraffe.

I love the slide show. Great photos of the ostrich!

painted maypole said...

here are the missing posts!

we sing "we're going to zoo, zoo, zoo" every time we go. and they all axed for you is classic in these parts as well, of course.